UK health minister says 32,294 in hospital as COVID crisis reaches "worst point"

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic is at its worst point, and there are 32,294 people in hospital with COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday.

"We're at the worst point of this pandemic," Hancock said at a news conference.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton, writing by Alistair Smout)